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Badoo: Suspected members smash woman’s head after church vigil



-The badoo members pretended to be a worshipper in the church

-They smashed a woman’s head while asleep after the vigil.

Three suspected members of the dreaded badoo cult on Saturday disguised as worshippers to attack the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Okin parish, Igbo Agbowa, Ibeshe, in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

According to Punch, the badoo suspects had mingled with the congregation during the vigil, which ended around 3am on Saturday.
It was learnt that after the church members had slept off, the cult struck, smashing a stone on a woman’s head who had attended vigil in the church.

It was reported that the victim raised the alarm, which woke up other church members and residents of the area.

A resident, identified as Joseph, said the crowd gave the suspects a chase and one of them was apprehended.

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He said, “After his arrest, he told us that they were three that attended the vigil. They pretended to be members of the church. People were exhausted after the service and slept off inside the church. During that period, they attacked the woman. She was seriously injured in the head.

“Two of them fled, but the third suspect was apprehended and taken to the Ipakodo Police Station. Some youths wanted to lynch him, but they were stopped.”

An elder in the community, urged the police to carry out thorough investigation on the suspect in order to arrest other fleeing members and their sponsors.

He said, “The woman is in a critical condition at the hospital. It took the intervention and assurances from elderly members of the community that justice would be done before the youths agreed to hand over the suspect to the police.
“We have witnessed a situation where a suspect was caught like this and handed over to the police, but nothing came out of it. The police should ensure diligent investigation and prosecution. If justice is done, people will stop jungle justice”.

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An executive member of the Ibeshe Community Development Association, who pleaded anonymity said panic had engulfed the area, adding that many residents had relocated from the area following the killing of a couple and their two children last Sunday in the Oke-Ota community.

According to him, “The security situation in the community is still bad. People are packing out en masse from Oke-Ota and the community is becoming scanty. I know of about 20 people who have moved out.

He urged the police to carry out night patrol to inner parts of the community, adding that the major security work should not lie only on vigilantes.

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the incident, saying the command did not want to reveal details of the suspect in order not to jeopardise investigations.

He said, “We don’t want those ones that ran away to have an inkling of what we are doing. We have been looking for how to get them. If we blow this open, others may go into hiding.”